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Hoeth commented on picture ID 96120.

There was no web... Discussion Thread

November 22, 2019
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eddiem commented on picture ID 96119.

How can I fix the picture?... Discussion Thread

November 22, 2019
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galvantula commented on picture ID 96115.

Yes that's a Marbled Orbweaver. So colorful!... Discussion Thread

November 22, 2019
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 96019.

The eyes make it look like Kukulcania arizonica, male. A bad angle to see the long palps though. They are often mistaken for recluse. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1654208/bgimage https://bugguide.net/node/view/1411377/bgimage... Discussion Thread

November 22, 2019
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 96078.

Yes, what is left of a wolf spider. With recluse around, these guys will eat them.... Discussion Thread

November 22, 2019
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 96091.

A tropical orb weaver, Eriophora ravilla best guess I have for the location. https://bugguide.net/node/view/24094/bgimage... Discussion Thread

November 22, 2019
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Blue1001 commented on picture ID 96111.

I found this strange red spider in the bathroom. No idea what it is. It's about the size of a South African 50 cents coin and vibrant red with darker legs.... Discussion Thread

November 22, 2019
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Zorathex commented on picture ID 96107.

I'm not quite sure what species this one is, requesting assistance.... Discussion Thread

November 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96095.

I don't recognize it, the pose is difficult. It isn't one of the few species in USA considered dangerous. It would probably be better off outdoors though since it isn't going to find food indoors.... Discussion Thread

November 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96091.

See other photo also.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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RevaBloom commented on picture ID 96066.

Your right! I looked It up . It was scarier looking than it really was. Next trip down there I’ll go ona spider hunt... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96089.

She's an Orbweaver spider, possibly Eriophora edax. That's a species that is very variable in appearance. She isn't dangerous to people or pets. She looks happy to be where she is. She has a nice huge web near a porch light. That gives her protection from rain and birds, a solid frame for her web, and the bonus of occasional artificial lighting at night that lures nocturnal insects right to h... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 91216.

This was a Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope aurantia.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96103.

That's a Black Widow in genus Latrodectus.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96066.

I think she's Argiope Argentata, a Silver Garden Spider. Thank you for sharing her photo. We don't have many from Ecuador, though there has to be more great spiders there!... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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ChristinaA commented on picture ID 96089.

In Denton, TX... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96074.

Was it taken from someone online or from someone you know? Is the location you gave us the location where the photo was taken? Is the date correct for the original photo? We track sightings and I don't want our data to be messed up. Thank you for telling us it isn't your photo. I think it is a Huntsman, Heteropoda venatoria.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 89291.

Duplicate, Itsy please delete :)... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 89289.

Yes, she's Araneus marmoreus. Please don't kill the ones that aren't pretty, there's no reason to end their lives. :) I'm going to mark your glitch duplicate post as duplicate. You'll get a notification about it because that's how this system works.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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a.concatto commented on picture ID 96087.

The body is about half an inch.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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a.concatto commented on picture ID 96087.

My house is nearby a fair portion of remains of the Atlantic Forest. This picture was taken by night inside my house in the living room.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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Dscotty commented on picture ID 96074.

Not my picture but it looks really cool... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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vmcguire commented on picture ID 96078.

I don't think this is a Brown recluse, but what is it? A common wolf spider?... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96064.

She looks like Eriophora ravilla, a Tropical Orbweaver. Our site doesn't have any sightings of this species from Maryland confirmed by our moderator yet. She's definitely an Orbweaver in family Aranidae. They are not dangerous to people and prey on flying insects.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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RevaBloom commented on picture ID 96066.

Was wondering if anyone knows what this spider is? It was found in southern Ecuador inthe rainforest on the Pastaza River.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96023.

I agree that it looks like a Grass Spider. I looked at some grass spider pics I took the next day and they look like the same species.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96055.

Did you get a photo of the top of the spider? Extra pics can be uploaded as new submissions. Just add a note that tells us that the photos go together. We can find all of someone's photos through their account. The hourglass does look like a Brown Widow's - wide and orange-red. The spider looks black though. A Black Widow usually has a line or row of spots down the back. Brown Widows look ... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96062.

Yes, she's Araneus marmoreus.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96059.

Yes, Araneus marmoreus.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96045.

Argiope anasuja... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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Arcticwolf115 commented on picture ID 96045.

Hi there this looks like a kind of Argiope (Garden Orb-weavers) :3... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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Arcticwolf115 commented on picture ID 96062.

Hi there this looks like a marble orb weaver :3... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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Arcticwolf115 commented on picture ID 96059.

Hi there this looks like a marble orb weaver :3... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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Arcticwolf115 commented on picture ID 96053.

Hi there this looks to be a kind of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) :3... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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Huck commented on picture ID 95974.

Thank you for helping to identify this beauty.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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Pieter111 commented on picture ID 96019.

It looks a lot like the Violin spider found in South Africa. Family Sicariidae. See the violin image on the back and head of the spider. http://www.arc.agric.za/arc-ppri/Fact%20Sheets%20Library/Violin%20Spiders.pdf... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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Grizz4 commented on picture ID 95733.

THANX... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 93335.

I think it is Cheiracanthum inclusum, a Yellow Sac Spider. They are common little spiders. If you take spider photos for us in the future, the dorsal (topside) surface of the spider is usually the most useful one for identification. I take multiple photos and submit the dorsal and maybe the others if they are needed. We don't have enough volunteers to answer ID requests and questions as quickl... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96017.

Nice Red-femured Orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum! She has great coloring. Yes, Garden Spiders and Orbweavers are common names for spiders that make the same kind of orb (circle)webs.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96029.

Pretty sure this is a California Trapdoor Spider, Bothriocyrtum californicum. They leave their burrows in rainstorms to avoid drowning.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96027.

Thank you again for the gift of tarantulas!... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96037.

Dude, she's a Hentz Orbweaver, Neoscona crucifera. She's harmless, just big for catching big insects and making lots of babies.... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96031.

Thank you! The name Orangebeauty fits her well... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96025.

Thank you Rick!... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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ContraBandit commented on picture ID 96037.

Dude this thing was so big what is it?????... Discussion Thread

November 21, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 12288.

I think it is new, the content is completely different, I think the name is too close.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96019.

There is an introduced population in Arizona. I don't know how big the current population is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artema_atlanta... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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Alec commented on picture ID 96019.

Apparently they only reside in Australia and South Africa? I live in the AZ desert... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 12288.

No, I hadn’t seen that one before. It looked different enough to me, but I don’t make websites.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 12288.

https://spideridentifications.com/desert-recluse.html Have you seen this website. I think it is too close to the name of our site. It isn't a substantial site, a few factoids and loads of ads. We have a copyright lawyer who I think should be consulted. I don't want our site to be confused with that one nor for that site to make ad revenue off of the reputation of this site.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96023.

I'm sorry, I don't know it. I tried to figure it out. My other comments are on your post..... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96019.

Maybe Artema atlanta? We only have one Desert Recluse photo on file. They live in truly desert conditions where people are unlikely to see them.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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Ralsty619 commented on picture ID 96029.

Found outside tent after rain . two of them spotted so far maybe 6 inches big... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95994.

She's an Orbweaver in family Aranidae. They make the classic orb (circle) webs that are used as a common pattern on Halloween decorations. They aren't dangerous to people. Flying nocturnal insects are their primary prey. We identify them from photos based on their dorsal markings. Yours is ventral (underside). My best guess would be Neoscona crucifera, a Hentz Orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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Alec commented on picture ID 96023.

Looks like a grass spider.Would you please help identify the spider in my recent post?... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95974.

I think she is Araneus gemma. She's an Orbweaver in family Aranidae. She isn't dangerous, except to flying insects. She may have dropped out of the tree because she felt threatened by the movements you were causing in the tree. When I try to photograph Orbweavers I need to remember to not touch the foliage when I see one. Once on the ground they are good at hiding.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 91824.

This is a female Furrow Orbweaver, probably Lariniodes cornutus.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96007.

Yes, she's a Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus. They are gorgeous spiders! They can be found in many combinations of bright colors and markings https://bugguide.net/node/view/2016... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 91397.

Yes, she is probably Neoscona crucifera (need to see the dorsal surface), she has Neoscona ventral markings. What is she eating?!... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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FrauSpinne commented on picture ID 96007.

Hanging by her thread from a line tree, Marbeled orb Weaver ? Pumpkin orange-- beautiful... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95641.

They remind me of jackknifed tractor trailers. This one was emerging from a brush pile and looking for both predators and prey in the other species that were climbing out. Some of them were on the other side of the barrel where the spider has its head. I read that cutting shrubs and trees and making brush piles into isolated locations was a technique that early naturalists used to find the smal... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 96000.

Female - from the abdomen shape and presence of a web in maturity. The males in family Aranidae only make webs when they are immature. I don't think she is Araneus andrewski though Oregon is a good place to find them. They seem to have a big white spot and moderate angulate projections (shoulder bumps). This may be Araneus diadematus, a Cross Orbweaver though her markings aren't typical- more... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95785.

You knew what I was going to ask Itsy! This species can change colors in the yellows and reds. Usually if it is yellow the markings are dark pink, but we have at least one pic of yellow with light pink or white with red. I wouldn't have recognized yours. There isn't a yellow eye band and I don't see the other markings at all. The chelacerae look a bit large too. Unless it just moved from a whi... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79365.

Wow! Some of my better pics of small things come from when I was trying to take a pic of something bigger and the little spider or insect happened to be in the photo.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95998.

This is Steatoda nobilis, a Noble Cobweaver. It is one of the spiders people call False Widows. They aren't medically dangerous to people, but significantly dangerous to other spiders and insects.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 95785.

I notice a lot of variation in color within this species...... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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xXAmeliaKranzXx commented on picture ID 95974.

i dont know the exact species, but it looks dangerous. i would stay away from it.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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xXAmeliaKranzXx commented on picture ID 95902.

it looks like a Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb Weaver)... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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xXAmeliaKranzXx commented on picture ID 95952.

western black widow. definetly... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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Kriss commented on picture ID 95960.

Thank you!!... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 95970.

Hippasa... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 95322.

I mean insects (not including arachnids) make up over 70% of the animal kingdom so I'm sure you're right.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 95641.

I'm not sure that they are entirely alone with that but I'm just putting eye orientation, size, appearance and body movements together. But yes they seem to almost 'turn their heads' to look around.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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Wellie commented on picture ID 95994.

Who can tell me what type of spider this is??... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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farhaday commented on picture ID 95392.

maybe! sir thank you... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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DennisAnthony commented on picture ID 93335.

What happens next if no one can identify this spider. I will look again this spring when the flowers ar in bloom. Should I capture one, and if I do what should I do with it?... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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Cberganza commented on picture ID 95986.

Im guessing it is a Trichonephila clavipes (Golden Silk Orb-weaver)... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 95960.

I agree with your ID. The bald patch is a book lung ... that's where the spider breathes. :)... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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jjjferreira commented on picture ID 95984.

Do sombody identify this spider?... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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jjjferreira commented on picture ID 95980.

Can sombody identify this spider.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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FridavanGogh commented on picture ID 95322.

This guy's leg span easily crossed my entire palm, midway or more up my fingers. I'm convinced when it's all said and done, the creepy crawlies will survive, and rule the world.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95936.

I'd like a large spider with my order, please. She's an Orbweaver kind of spider and she might get the healthiest meals at McDonald's - the flies near the trash bins and dumpsters. Brings back bad memories of my first job. :( Utah doesn't seem to have many orbweavers. We don't have any confirmed sightings of her genus, Araneus, from your state to our site yet. It is difficult to identify ... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95641.

That's cool! I didn't realize Jumping Spiders are distinctive in the way they can bend.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 94367.

I agree, I think it is Cheiracanthum inclusum.... Discussion Thread

November 20, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 95793.

Thank you!... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 91256.

Yes, this is a Cobweaver in family Theridiidae. The genus is Steatoda. They are known as False Widows. They aren't dangerous to most humans, immune system reactions to spiders and insect venoms vary. The spiders with venom that is generally dangerous to anyone in the US are Black Widows, Brown Widows, and Brown Recluses. Children's immune systems tend to be more reactive leading to dangerous ... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 95761.

Ah no I was just curios as you were the only person I saw. Thank you for all of your help!... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 76745.

Very interesting! Thank you!... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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Spidered commented on picture ID 95926.

This spider looks very much like young Huntsman. They change color when they grow.... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 95793.

Yes, I’m reasonably confident on this one ... here’s an example of a dark one, the pattern is faint but what I can make out looks consistent enough.https://bugguide.net/node/view/648966/bgimageThere’s only one other species in the genus and the World Spider Catalog lists the range for it as Mexico though I remember hearing once it was possibly also in the US too though I don’t know... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95952.

Yes, that's a Black Widow. Her abdomen is a bit rumbled from the expanding and contracting it goes through as eggs develop inside, then are oviposited in egg sacs. There are three Black Widow species in the U.S. Your local species is the Western Black Widow. Some states have multiple species plus the ones that can arrive on transported goods.... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95940.

Yes, she has the ventral mark of a Black Widow. I'm guessing that she died from the cold outside temperature.... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95880.

Yes, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus.... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 85281.

Oh, don't dare anyone here to guess! ;) I would guess that the common name ends in "Weaver."... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95876.

Genus Steatoda, a False Widow. They are great indoor spiders for catching insects.... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95928.

This site calls the indoor ones Cheiracanthum mildei because that is an indoor species. Yes, C. inclusum could get indoors. They aren't supposed to be able to be differentiated by appearance, but in my experience the outdoors ones always are a little bigger and have a greenish tan tint.... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95859.

Thanks!... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 95761.

Unfortunately I'm the only active one.... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 12288.

That's odd. There are E. atrica listed there, it looks up to date. I wanted to try it out for myself but didn't find one quickly that I wanted to suggest to species. Corrected a few misfiles though.... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 95942.

This is Dysdera crocata, a Woodlouse Hunting Spider.... Discussion Thread

November 19, 2019